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by Dennis J. Bernstein

He didn’t have enough rope to hang himself,
so he stopped by the neighbors to borrow
a few feet. He stayed for a cup of tea,
and some local gossip, thanked them
for the hospitality, and the rope,
and went promptly home
to hang himself.

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